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Eric Hayward Eric Hayward i(A98594 works by) (a.k.a. Hedley Eric Hayward)
Born: Established: 1945 Gnowangerup, Gnowangerup area, Wagin - Katanning area, Far Southwest Western Australia, Western Australia, ;
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal Noongar / Nyoongar / Nyoongah / Nyungar / Nyungah/Noonygar ; Aboriginal
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BiographyHistory

'Eric Hayward, a Noongar Elder, comes from the Weelman, Goreng and Kaneang Noongar groups whose traditional country stretches across the Great Southern and south-west areas of Western Australia. He was born on the Gnowangerup Mission, where his mother and father were married, and as a child he lived in Broomehill.

Although he grew up in an era of rigid governmental controls and marginalisation of his people, he did get the opportunity to conclude his education in Perth while living in an Aboriginal hostel run by the Native Welfare Department. This lead to employment in government and adult education throughout his life. Eric had maintained close ties to his family, community and the broader Aboriginal society, and had been active in the struggle for better conditions and opportunities for his people.'

(Source: cover, No Freekicks: Family, Community and Football: A Noongar Story (2006); Fremantle Press website)

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Awards for Works

No Free Kicks : Family, Community and Football : A Noongar Story 2006 single work autobiography No Free Kicks: Family, Community and Football: A Noongar Story is based on a thesis presented as part of the requirements for the award of the Degree of Master of Arts, Indigenous Research and Development at the Curtin University of Technology, 2002. It details the experiences of the author and his family and includes an extensive history of involvement with Australian Rules Football using methodologies which seek, and value, Aboriginal perspectives on their involvement.
2007 shortlisted Stanner Award
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